When it comes to solving Earth’s climate crisis, the agricultural and forestry sectors are some of the hardest areas to change, yet a new report suggests that these areas will play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Yongyang Cai, an associate professor and computational and environmental economist in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), is the 2021 recipient of the Erik Kempe Award in environmental and resource economics.
While climate scientists are not exactly sure how fast or high sea levels will rise, they agree on these principle impacts: submergence and flooding of coastal land, saltwater intrusion into surface waters and groundwater, increased erosion and overwhelmingly negative social and economic repercussions.
This "green" option is more expensive than originally thought, study shows
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Widespread forest management and protections against deforestation can help mitigate climate change – but will come with a steep cost if deployed as broadly as policymakers have discussed, new research suggests.
Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.
Every four years, the U.S. federal government commissions the U.S. National Climate Assessment to examine the effects of climate change on the world around us. The final product is delivered to the President and Congress. Professor Brent Sohngen served as a co-author for the forestry chapter of this year's report.
AEDE’s strong presence studying the economic impact of climate change has been further demonstrated with the selection of Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan, AEDE assistant professor working in the field of environmental economics, to participate in a national symposium for early career scientists focusing on interdisciplinary climate change research.
Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative, which is directed by AEDE's Dr. Brent Sohngen, has awarded three outstanding Ohio State doctoral students research grants for use during the summer of 2013. The grant funding will be used by the students for new research related to environmental policy.